Kenyan schools to reopen on Monday for fourth time in 2022

By – Jerry Omondi Kenyan schools are scheduled to open on Monday, September 26, for the fourth time this year, as the country continues a months-long plan to recover time lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions. Elementary, primary and secondary school learners have already undertaken three congested terms so far this year despite complaints…

French President sees progress between Rwanda, DR Congo

By Halligan Agade On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Emmanuel Macron invited Rwandan President Paul Kagame to lunch with his DR Congo counterpart Felix Tshisekedi, who a day earlier had accused Kigali of backing rebel attacks in his country. The three leaders together “noted their concerns about the resurgence of violence in…

KCCA partners with ATC to Install Smart Poles.

By PCA/KCCA ATC Uganda has boosted the Kampala Capital City Authority’s ambitious plan to give the city smart look. The smart streetlight initiative being implemented by ATC Uganda, is providing the city with smart poles equipped with LED lights and telecom infrastructure for connectivity. The smart poles will mark a futuristic upgrade of street infrastructure…

Africa urged to propose action on climate at conference

Africa’s nations must develop strategies to address climate change which poses an existential threat to the continent’s megacities, Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Adimba said at the third Africa Climate Week conference. African officials and experts should sharpen the positions they will present at the 27th annual United Nations climate conference to be held in Egypt…

UN Boss strongly condemns terrorist attack on Somalia’s Hayat hotel

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, the capital and most populous city of Somalia. Through a statement, the UN chief expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims as well as the government and people of Somalia, adding that he wished a…

Myanmar generals banned from ASEAN until peace plan progress.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0804 EAT on Saturday 6th August 2022. Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to bar Myanmar’s ruling generals from the group’s meetings until they make progress on a 15-month old plan to address the crisis triggered by the military coup. Speaking at…

Three soldiers killed in renewed Nagorno-Karabakh fighting.

Updated at 1554 EAT on Thursday 4th August 2022. “But Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who also sincerely seems to want to sign the peace treaty, is being blocked by his own domestic political opponents, who periodically have staged big street protests and claim that he essentially committed treason by agreeing to a ceasefire in…

Gas prices jump as Russia cuts German supply

Gas prices jumped after Russia further cut gas supplies to Germany and other central European countries after threatening to earlier this week. By Noor Nanji European gas prices rose almost 2%, trading close to the record high set after Russia invaded Ukraine.  Critics accuse the Russian government of using gas as a political weapon. Russia…

Behind the scenes: How Roko extra Shs5b were shared, journalists bag Shs75m

Drama ensued at Parliament last Thursday as Parliament chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa passed the proposal to hand struggling Roko Construction Limited a staggering shs207b to enable it live to see another day. Within five minutes, Tayebwa had ensured that the ‘Ayes’ have it and, just like that, the sh207b now belonged to Roko…